1. “The irregular shaped jar and the convex bottom make it difficult to get every last drop of Nutella out,” will be the first chapter in my new book I Have My Deepest Thoughts While Licking The Inside of the Nutella Jar.
2. Posting from My Angry Place the other day, which by the way is filled with drugged pigeons that hover at punching range, has resulted in some great debate about free speech and how professional athletes should use Twitter.
Yesterday, a statement from Rooney:
“I have not spoken with Rashard so it is hard to explain or even comprehend what he meant with his recent Twitter comments. The entire Steelers’ organization is very proud of the job our military personnel have done and we can only hope this leads to our troops coming home soon.”
Apparently, the Steelers need a social media policy that says, “Don’t tweet anything from a verified account that you wouldn’t say into a live microphone.” Just because you think it, doesn’t mean you have to say it.
Advice I should take in light of my “white paper entitled Swallow versus Spit” line.
How nuts was that line!? I blame My Angry Place.
3. Reader @maripops informed me that David Conrad was in the KDKA studios yesterday morning for an appearance on Pittsburgh Today Live (watch the video here) and she said he “says hello” via this picture she took and then tweeted to me:
FINGER GUNS! [pew pew!]
What? Shut up.
Let me have this.
3. The NRA was in town recently and while here, this happened:
Two men were arrested for allegedly stealing two sets of elk antlers with a combined value of more than $500,000 from an exhibitor at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention over the weekend, authorities said on Tuesday.
One of the antler sets was worth $500,000 alone. The other $15,000.
HALF A MILLION DOLLARS FOR ELK ANTLERS?!
DO THEY LAY GOLDEN EGGS?
(h/t Paul, who wants to quit his desk job and hunt elk now because that’s where the money is!)
4. One more David Conrad thing! Don’t forget you can see him perform with the Symphony starting on Friday. David from 2 Political Junkies interviewed him about that for a blog post at the Symphony’s website.
5. Steeler draft pick Baron Batch has an amazing blog about his life, past and present.
The picture he posted of his childhood that he carries with him so he won’t forget where he came from is just so moving.
I already love this guy. Hard.
Please read his most recent post called 860 Miles to Forgiveness.
It will leave you speechless.
Sometimes a lie can be dressed so properly that it can even deceive the tongue from which it was conceived. My father has missed just about every major accomplishment in my life. He only made it to 2 of my high school football games and never made it to any collegiate ones. He left my mother, my siblings, and I for another woman. He missed me grow as a man and has had little input, except for what not to be. I constantly told people that his lack of presence didn’t bother me and that was a lie.
My Lie was dressed in a tuxedo. It wore a bow tie, cufflinks, and nice polished shoes, and its smile was flawless. My Lie quickly took on its own life. It became real, it became true, and it would even speak to me. “Baron, you don’t need your father, you have done it without him for this long and look how well your doing. He hasn’t been there for you. Don’t let him in. He doesn’t deserve it. He will just abandon you.” I listened, I believed, and I trusted something that was dangerously deceiving.
Until Truth spoke to me.
The rest will give you chills.
I might have to self-unite. Ladies, I’m proactively telling you now that you might need to STEP OFF.
6. DAVID CONRAD DAVID CONRAD DAVID CONRAD.
I just wanted to give YOU a chance to tell ME to shut up.
YOU SHUT UP.
7. Why are you and I bickering so much today? Let’s hug it out.
8. Something we can agree on for sure is that I am obsessed with Roberto Clemente, so when I finally made it to Jim Shearer’s Pirates art show at Wildcard, and saw that he had his Roberto Clemente 11 x 17s for sale for only $15, I bought one.
Here’s the art:
Awesome, huh? Can’t wait to frame it.
They were all fantastic, including my other fave, the Andy Van Slyke print:
Check Wildcard in Lawrenceville to buy your own.
9. Rusted Root, Phat Man Dee, Bill Deasy all in one concert for charity? Yes, please.
12-year-old Reeva Kelly died last year from Crohn’s and her aunt is the owner of Mr. Smalls and will be hosting the concert on June 18 to benefit the Reeva Kelly Charitable Fund, which will help children suffering from Crohn’s.
10. And finally … SHUT UP.
I think the rain is getting to me.